There are two basic teeth whitening systems that are popular: take-home trays and Zoom Whitening. With the take-home tray system, you do the teeth whitening yourself at home with custom trays that we make for you. With Zoom Whitening, it’s done in the office and we do everything for you. If you want your teeth their whitest, we recommend the take-home trays. There is less sensitivity, you can continue to whiten until the teeth are as white as you want, and it is less expensive. Click here to learn more about this powerful teeth bleaching technique and to see a photograph of typical results.
The Zoom Whitening Method
First, retractors are placed to hold your lips away from the teeth. This helps in exposing the teeth to the bleaching light.
Step two: A protective napkin is placed over your lips, and a protective coating is placed on your gums. The bleaching gel is fairly strong and is irritating to the soft tissues.
Step three: The bleaching gel is placed on your teeth and the Zoom bleaching light is focused onto your teeth for twenty minutes.
Some people get excited after being through a Zoom Whitening session because their teeth are so white. But this whiteness comes mostly from the dehydrating effect this method has on your teeth, and within a few days they will darken considerably to close to their original shade. Repeat sessions are necessary for best results.
If you would like whiter teeth, please give us a call at (630) 717-9499. We do have the Zoom Whitening equipment available in our office, and we’d be happy to discuss with you the pros and cons of the various methods to make your smile its brightest.